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Buffalo man pleads guilty to bank fraud

A Buffalo man who used other people's credit cards to defraud could face up to 30 years in prison when sentenced June 8, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office.

Ricky Butler, 41, pleaded guilty Thursday before U.S. District Judge Lawrence J. Vilardo to conspiracy to commit bank fraud and aggravated identity theft, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

According to the U.S. Attorney's Office, between July 2013 and January 2014, Butler conspired with several others to fraudulently obtain and use other people's credit cards without their knowledge.

Over the course of the activity, Butler stole 59 credit card accounts, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

He and others used those credit cards to make purchases at Walmart stores and other retail establishments that totaled about $1 million, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

Five others involved have been convicted, the U.S. Attorney's Office said.

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